Ferrite is the award-winning app you need for creating podcasts, radio journalism, or other professional voice production work — lectures, speeches, voiceovers and more.
It combines the ease-of-use of a “voice memo” audio recorder, with a versatile multi-track editing studio. Powerful tools like effects and automation are available when you need them. With its time-saving features and a UI designed to get out of your way, people around the world are switching to Ferrite.
— Streamlined Recording —
Open Ferrite and with just one tap you’re recording. No fuss, and it won't break a sweat even with hours-long sessions. Just make sure your device has enough free space!
Recording an interview and you want to highlight a few quotes? Have to take out some inappropriate language? Or just fluffed a sentence and need to fix it? Bookmark moments during your recording and they’ll be flagged up during edits, so you can jump right to them.
Monitor levels with live recording meters, or listen through headphones. Tag your audio to find it quickly later. And of course you can import audio from your Music Library, iCloud, and other services such as Dropbox.
Please note: the free version has limited duration for recording & editing projects. Upgrade to Pro and you can edit projects up to 24 hours long!
— Editing is a Snip —
Ferrite features full multi-track editing, from quick cuts, to producing a complete podcast or broadcast package. Zoom out to see hours at a glance, or zoom in all the way down to individual samples.
Take a single clip, or a bunch, and arrange them in an editing project: move, crop, slice, fade in and out, or crossfade between clips just by overlapping them. You have full control over each track’s volume and panning, and can Mute or Solo as needed.
And best of all, you needn’t fear trying out changes: Ferrite has great Undo/Redo — even if you quit the app and come back a month later, you can still undo all the way back to the moment you created your project!
— Advanced Features —
Need more? Ferrite also includes:
• Automatic ducking: set tracks to “duck under” others (e.g. ducking music behind voiceovers).
• Strip Silence: Carves away all the silent sections from a recording, making it easy to edit the remaining audio.
• (iPad only) Split View and Slide Over support: Use Ferrite side-by-side with other apps. Recording a narration? Open another app with your script and place Ferrite down the side of the screen. Or open the User Guide in Safari on one side while you learn Ferrite on the other.
With a single In-App Purchase, you can unlock many additional tools, including:
• Prepare your audio for production with Noise Reduction and Auto Levelling.
• Add professional effects to your tracks such as EQ, Noise Gate and Dynamic Range Compression, for projects that sound clean and engaging.
• Automate volume, panning and effects settings so they vary over time, both on individual tracks and the final mix.
• Tighten Audio can automatically take out awkward pauses and gaps.
• Producing a podcast or series? Create a template to get each new episode off to a flying start.
• Found the perfect settings for an effect or tool? Save them as a Preset for re-use in other projects.
• Audio Unit Extensions: if you have other apps installed that provide effects as Audio Unit Extensions, they’ll show up in Ferrite, where you can add them to tracks or projects.
Note: Split View and Slide Over require a recent iPad. Please see our support pages for more details on compatibility. Maximum number of tracks available depends on the speed of your device.
This update brings Ferrite 2 Pro customers a range of new features relating to automation, including:
• Various ways to select multiple automation points at once: gestures, shortcut buttons, keyboard shortcuts, Apple Pencil & more.
• Then move/adjust/cut/copy/paste/delete all of them at once, including moving them alongside audio clips.
• Automation points can also optionally be included in Ripple Insert and Delete.
• And, you can now select straight line automation mode if you prefer, instead of Ferrite's classic continuous curve automation.
New for all users:
• Performance, user-experience and reliability updates
Ratings and Reviews
Astonishingly good podcast editor
There are so many aspects of my podcast editing workflow (usually done in Logic Pro X) that I thought would never be able to be done on an iOS device. This app has it all. I can easily strip silence, it has a quick triple tap for select all following, it can ripple delete and insert, it can add chapters... The list goes on and on. In some ways I prefer it to Logic since I can relax on the couch with a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones instead of sitting at my desk. Getting audio onto the iPad is obviously a little trickier than it is with a computer (I load everything onto iCloud Drive, then import to Ferrite, which takes several minutes even for short episodes) but once it’s in Ferrite editing becomes pretty effortless.
In the two years since I have been trying to go iPad Pro only (foregoing my Mac computers) this is the most startling moment.
The guys who built ferrite have captured so much of the sophistication of the professional DAW offerings for computer. The interface is so straightforward and reliable and clever.
I have been editing audio for network animation for two decades and I have seen a lot of different workstations from ProTools to Reaper and these Ferrite guys are every bit as clever. They are also friendly and responsive. I hate to say this but I would've been willing to pay even more given the fact that they have solved my final total conversion to iPad living.
Features are good, UI.... needs some love
The features here are solid. Everything works and seems to work pretty well. Nice job!
On first use, though, the UI is kind of ... not really a train wreck, but maybe more than a fender-bender.
After recording you get these little rectangles (without even having curved corners or shadow or translucency or anything) for each recording, which feel a bit Androidy, and thus, somewhat gross.
When you delete a recording, you get a weird non-standard “alert” pop-up. This one has heavily rounded corner, a weird off-red color that’s not used anywhere else in the app. It animates onto the screen linearly and again, feels very much NOT at home on iOS.
After these initial impressions, I assumed it must be a cross-platform app — but according the website, it’s not. On top of that, I know the app is fairly well-regarded in the community.
Probably no developer reads 3-star reviews, but I really think you could improve the initial impressions of the app by addressing some of then UI inconsistency and weirdness.
Developer Response ,
Hello! Thanks for your feedback — this review, and every other one, does get read!
When it comes to visual design, it's always a matter of taste, and you can't please everyone, but rest assured Ferrite was designed for iOS from the outset, and every decision was carefully considered.
I don't have the space in this box to go through every detail, but just to pick one thing by way of example, the shade of red in the alert when you go to delete a file was deliberately chosen to be unusual, so that it stands out, drawing your attention to the fact that you're about to delete something. It's used in a few places in the app, but always for actions that are potentially "destructive". Hope that sheds some light on the design process, and thanks again for your feedback.
- Wooji Juice Ltd
- 25 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015-2019 Wooji Juice
- In-App Purchases
- Ferrite 1 Upgrade (Old) $19.99
- Ferrite 2 Pro $29.99
- Ferrite 2 Pro $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.